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USS Lagrange July 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on August 9, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes July 31, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Jon Dodson, Sean Patterson, Judy Mosser .

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $469.09. Some funds may be used for tree festival decorations. $247 is from what we raised at the Akron Canton Comic Con. Also from the Walking Dead theatre cardboard stand-up that we gave for a $25 donation to the Food Bank.

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Business:

Debriefing: Movie Outings—Various Lagrange members went to see the Antman and The Wasp at the Highland Theatre. Funny with familiar actors. Stan Lee makes his usual appearance late in the movie. Must remember that this venue has no air conditioning !

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. 6:30. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season. Will have pizza, prizes, 50/50 drawing and lots of fun. Sean has promised that the air conditioning will be working. Also come and meet his famous parents !

 

Please please help spread the word for the Food Bank.

https://www.facebook.com/Jednota-Lanes-Bowling-Center-257084611035557/

 

https://www.mapquest.com/us/ohio/jednota-lanes-355394906

 

Our own Cleveland Orchestra plays Star Wars music along with the movie at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. Friday August 31st. Some members plan to attend . Let us know if you are interested. https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/18-blossom--summer/18-blossom-festival---concerts/2018-08-31-star-wars/

 

Picnic is September 2nd. Noon. Lake Front Dr and Chesterfield on Portage Lakes. Will eat and commune for a couple of hours and then we will see if we will have our annual 3-Hour Tour pontoon boat trip on Portage Lakes.

Per tradition: bring food to share, grillables, and beverage.

Already planned for our meal : cake, beans, chips.

 

William Shatner Tour comes to the Akron Civic Theatre. September 23rd at 5. Tickets start at $50. Discounts can be found through Groupon and Living Social e-mail discount services. Also there is a small discount on the tour’s website. Already been articles about the tour online. Nancy, Judy, Sherry, and Ted will be going. Ted is getting a VIP pass, which can only be purchased through Ticketmaster. They will show Wrath of Khan followed by a Q&A session. The VIPS get autographs, photos and a special patch.

Will forward a special email to Lagrange people about that discount. Here is the website: http://williamshatnertour.com/

 

October 12-14. This is a weekend of dilemnas. DeBord Halloween Party, Ghoulardifest and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

Creation Con is running the Supernatural event and it is called The Giving Back Tour. They raise money for a specific local charity at each location. This charity is Family Promise to help homeless families. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

Some of us have pretty much decided to focus on going to Supernatural for fun instead of GhoulardiFest. Some of the reasons are that the bigger con will be more exciting and also we want to welcome back Creation Cons to Northeast Ohio.

GhoulardiFest has problems in that they are moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. Could hurt vendors and our chances of raising money. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/ However, if we can get enough people to show up for GhoulardiFest to raise money for the Cleveland Food Bank, that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested.

Big Chuck is feeling poorly lately and he is a good reason to show up for that Fest.

 

DeBord Halloween Party Oct. 13th. This is going to be at Derby Downs…maybe. They are facing some issues too, such as the City of Akron not being as supportive as they have been in the past.

Big Chuck and Lil John are planning to be there for the costume contest and pizza-eating contest at the same time as the GhoulardiFest. Doesn’t sound like a good idea. https://www.debordhalloweenfestival.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival—Decorator’s Breakfast Octob er 17. 8:30. Fairlawn Country Club.

Our last chance to make changes to their information and for our signage. 1 complimentary ticket for someone ! Good food. (see below for more about festival)

 

USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at Harbor Front Grille on Portage Lakes 5:00. Liked this place last year. New management and they have enlarged their space. http://www.harborakron.com/

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. We have sent in the form for this.

Our tree’s name (which is Larry’s idea) is “Have a Marvel-ous Christmas ! “

We will be decorating it November 13th.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--Look for Region One’s newest online newsletter and for Starfleet’s newest Communique in your emails or on their websites

--Starfleet is redoing their Facebook page. Still trying to explore the new website !

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Talked about all of the new Star Trek TV series and movies. Several have reservations about Quentin Tarantino. Also discussed Killjoys and the Dr. Who Shada special.

--Nancy reported on some of the panels from San Diego Con that could be viewed online. SyFyChannel, IMDB, and Marvel on YouTube probably still have many of the videos to be viewed.

--Send thoughts and prayers towards both of our Mikes. They are experiencing health problems. --Also to member, Cody Hauser. He and his wife, lost their baby.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail August 27th at 7:00.

 


USS Lagrange News July 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on August 9, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes July 31, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Jon Dodson, Sean Patterson, Judy Mosser .

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $469.09. Some funds may be used for tree festival decorations. $247 is from what we raised at the Akron Canton Comic Con. Also from the Walking Dead theatre cardboard stand-up that we gave for a $25 donation to the Food Bank.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Business:

Debriefing: Movie Outings—Various Lagrange members went to see the Antman and The Wasp at the Highland Theatre. Funny with familiar actors. Stan Lee makes his usual appearance late in the movie. Must remember that this venue has no air conditioning !

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. 6:30. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season. Will have pizza, prizes, 50/50 drawing and lots of fun. Sean has promised that the air conditioning will be working. Also come and meet his famous parents !

 

Please please help spread the word for the Food Bank.

https://www.facebook.com/Jednota-Lanes-Bowling-Center-257084611035557/

 

https://www.mapquest.com/us/ohio/jednota-lanes-355394906

 

Our own Cleveland Orchestra plays Star Wars music along with the movie at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. Friday August 31st. Some members plan to attend . Let us know if you are interested. https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/18-blossom--summer/18-blossom-festival---concerts/2018-08-31-star-wars/

 

Picnic is September 2nd. Noon. Lake Front Dr and Chesterfield on Portage Lakes. Will eat and commune for a couple of hours and then we will see if we will have our annual 3-Hour Tour pontoon boat trip on Portage Lakes.

Per tradition: bring food to share, grillables, and beverage.

Already planned for our meal : cake, beans, chips.

 

William Shatner Tour comes to the Akron Civic Theatre. September 23rd at 5. Tickets start at $50. Discounts can be found through Groupon and Living Social e-mail discount services. Also there is a small discount on the tour’s website. Already been articles about the tour online. Nancy, Judy, Sherry, and Ted will be going. Ted is getting a VIP pass, which can only be purchased through Ticketmaster. They will show Wrath of Khan followed by a Q&A session. The VIPS get autographs, photos and a special patch.

Will forward a special email to Lagrange people about that discount. Here is the website: http://williamshatnertour.com/

 

October 12-14. This is a weekend of dilemnas. DeBord Halloween Party, Ghoulardifest and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

Creation Con is running the Supernatural event and it is called The Giving Back Tour. They raise money for a specific local charity at each location. This charity is Family Promise to help homeless families. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

Some of us have pretty much decided to focus on going to Supernatural for fun instead of GhoulardiFest. Some of the reasons are that the bigger con will be more exciting and also we want to welcome back Creation Cons to Northeast Ohio.

GhoulardiFest has problems in that they are moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. Could hurt vendors and our chances of raising money. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/ However, if we can get enough people to show up for GhoulardiFest to raise money for the Cleveland Food Bank, that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested.

Big Chuck is feeling poorly lately and he is a good reason to show up for that Fest.

 

DeBord Halloween Party Oct. 13th. This is going to be at Derby Downs…maybe. They are facing some issues too, such as the City of Akron not being as supportive as they have been in the past.

Big Chuck and Lil John are planning to be there for the costume contest and pizza-eating contest at the same time as the GhoulardiFest. Doesn’t sound like a good idea. https://www.debordhalloweenfestival.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival—Decorator’s Breakfast Octob er 17. 8:30. Fairlawn Country Club.

Our last chance to make changes to their information and for our signage. 1 complimentary ticket for someone ! Good food. (see below for more about festival)

 

USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at Harbor Front Grille on Portage Lakes 5:00. Liked this place last year. New management and they have enlarged their space. http://www.harborakron.com/

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November. Will have a Food Bank table here. They plan to celebrate Superman’s 80th Birthday.

http://akroncomicon.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. We have sent in the form for this.

Our tree’s name (which is Larry’s idea) is “Have a Marvel-ous Christmas ! “

We will be decorating it November 13th.

https://www.akronchildrens.org/pages/Holiday-Tree-Festival.html

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--Look for Region One’s newest online newsletter and for Starfleet’s newest Communique in your emails or on their websites

--Starfleet is redoing their Facebook page. Still trying to explore the new website !

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Talked about all of the new Star Trek TV series and movies. Several have reservations about Quentin Tarantino. Also discussed Killjoys and the Dr. Who Shada special.

--Nancy reported on some of the panels from San Diego Con that could be viewed online. SyFyChannel, IMDB, and Marvel on YouTube probably still have many of the videos to be viewed.

--Send thoughts and prayers towards both of our Mikes. They are experiencing health problems. --Also to member, Cody Hauser. He and his wife, lost their baby.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail August 27th at 7:00.

 


USS Lagrange News May 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes May 29, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Gail, Vicky Wallis, Gail Cross , Judy Mosser and an appearance by Rocco, himself.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $181.09. Some funds were used for parade decorations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls Another one will be a more casual event in partnership with the Rubber City Pop Culture Fest (which has cancelled their event in May). That will be in Cuyahoga Falls at Falls River Center on Front Street. The date for that is June 2 and will be part of the festivities surrounding the opening up of that street. They will have lots going on and yet another parade Lagrange may help with the events part. More info to follow. http://www.oddmall.info/uncategorized/oddmall-and-altered-realm-radio-present-river-city-pop-culture-fest/

Wizard World in Columbus June 8-10. Jason Momoa is back on the schedule--again !. May still be one to watch for because of other added guests as well. . https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con June 24th. We will have a Food Bank table here. Ted is already gathering items from the movie theatres as thank you gifts, etc. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9&date=139

Youngstown Comic Con July 7th-8th. Mike alerted us to this since it is in his neck-of-the-woods. https://www.youngstowncomiccon.com/

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting, with more to come. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Business:

Debriefing: Oddmall May 6th. —Nancy and Ted attended this event at the Akron Convention Center. Some good shopping, entertainment and an enjoyable costume contest. Even Super Grover from Sesame Street swooped in for the contest.

 

Debriefing: Movie Outings—Various Lagrange members went to see the new Avengers movie and also Solo. Had a nice time and liked both films. Solo was a good old-fashioned adventure film.

 

Debriefing: Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade—Very hot morning but we survived it –mostly. Found cool places to hang out until the parade started, such as in First Watch restaurant and Giant Eagle grocery store for breakfast and other refreshments.

A slight hiccup occurred when the parade people had neglected to tell the police to put up their barricades so that the big floats could get through. That had to be rectified when our shuttlecraft almost did not make it around the corner.

Larry’s grand-kids joined us in the shuttlecraft (Charley and Ella) and did a good job.

Karlene drove, Larry and Ted walked it, and Nancy, Judy, Mike, Kevin, and the kids baked in the shuttle. Ted high-fived it all down the route while waving a Vulcan Hand Salute oven mitt.

Saw lots of family and friends along the way. Nancy’s niece, Emily, was in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Alumni band.

Saw other good units, including one horse group that appeared at the Kentucky Derby. They dress in 19th-century garb and were so good that they won the Best of Parade award.

The F-16s from Toledo almost missed the parade with their flyover, but they did make it eventually.

Ended with the annual ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery. The theme this year was Vietnam and the grand marshall, Lawrence McKay, spoke on his experiences during that war. The ceremony included some good music as well. Karlene presented our wreath.

Lagrange Won First Place in Novelty Category !

(pictures were shared. See attachment)

 

Pop Culture Fest, June 2nd on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls. See above in convention listings. Some of us will be going to see how this turns out.

 

Future Movie Outings ? Dr. Who Genesis of the Daleks will be at the Cinenmark in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday, June 11th. Is complete with an introduction by Tom Baker. Also, July 6th is the premiere weekend for Antman and Wasp Woman. Sounds like fun. What does everyone think?

 

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con. June 24th. We will be doing our Food Bank table. See above in Convention Listings. Also check them out for other July convention events.

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. 6:30. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season.

 

Picnic is September 2nd. Noon. Lake Front Dr and Chesterfield on Portage Lakes. Will eat and commune for a couple of hours and then we will see if we will have our annual 3-Hour Tour pontoon boat trip on Portage Lakes.

 

William Shatner Tour comes to the Akron Civic Theatre. September 23rd at 5. Tickets start at $50. Discounts can be found through Groupon and Living Social e-mail discount services. Also there is a small discount on the tour’s website. Nancy, Judy, Sherry, and Ted will be there. Ted is getting a VIP pass, which can only be purchased through Ticketmaster. They will show Wrath of Khan followed by a Q&A session. The VIPS get autographs, photos and a special patch.

Will forward a special email to Lagrange people about that discount. Here is the website: http://williamshatnertour.com/

 

October 12-14. This is a weekend of dilemnas. Both Ghoulardifest and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

We have emailed Creation Con who is running the Supernatural event to see if they want us to do a charity table there because this is called The Giving Back Tour. They raise money for a specific local charity at each location. This charity is Family Promise to help homeless families. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

The club pretty much decided to focus on Supernatural instead of GhoulardiFest. Some of the reasons are that the bigger con will be more exciting and also we want to welcome back Creation Cons to Northeast Ohio. GhoulardiFest has problems in that they are moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. Could hurt vendors and our chances of raising money. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

More info to follow.

 

DeBord Halloween Party? No dates found yet online. Can only hope that is not the same weekend as the events listed above.

 

USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at On Tap on Portage Lakes 5:00. Liked this place last year.

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November.

 

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Received announcements of annual awards .

--Starfleet Academy is re-doing their website.

--Ruth Lane was elected to another term of Starfleet Region One Commander.

--Lagrange’s “Captain”, Nancy Milford, was promoted to the rank of Commodore at the Region One Summit. No pay raise goes with that honor.

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Nancy and Ted have finished kitchen renovation .

--Shared pictures of Nancy watching and celebrating Royal Wedding.

--Sarah Pavolko paid a visit to Nancy and Ted’s house. We can report that she is doing very well and has a new home and job in Richfield. She is working full time at the horse stables there.

--Shared pictures of Nancy and Ted’s grand-nephew, Noah (who is a member of Lagrange)

--Jason and Larry shared a video called Chris Pratt—My Dinosaur is My Service Animal. Very funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7HFXgyTya0

---Talked about Lost in Space, Deadpool 2, The Expanse series. Also James Cameron’s show about his history of science fiction. Our friend, Mark Dawidziak, was one of those interviewed.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail June 26th at 7:00.

 

 

 

 

USS Lagrange News May 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 30, 2018 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes May 29, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Kevin Sain, Mike Balough, Larry Brainerd, Gail, Vicky Wallis, Gail Cross , Judy Mosser and an appearance by Rocco, himself.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $181.09. Some funds were used for parade decorations.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls Another one will be a more casual event in partnership with the Rubber City Pop Culture Fest (which has cancelled their event in May). That will be in Cuyahoga Falls at Falls River Center on Front Street. The date for that is June 2 and will be part of the festivities surrounding the opening up of that street. They will have lots going on and yet another parade Lagrange may help with the events part. More info to follow. http://www.oddmall.info/uncategorized/oddmall-and-altered-realm-radio-present-river-city-pop-culture-fest/

Wizard World in Columbus June 8-10. Jason Momoa is back on the schedule--again !. May still be one to watch for because of other added guests as well. . https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con June 24th. We will have a Food Bank table here. Ted is already gathering items from the movie theatres as thank you gifts, etc. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9&date=139

Youngstown Comic Con July 7th-8th. Mike alerted us to this since it is in his neck-of-the-woods. https://www.youngstowncomiccon.com/

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting, with more to come. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Business:

Debriefing: Oddmall May 6th. —Nancy and Ted attended this event at the Akron Convention Center. Some good shopping, entertainment and an enjoyable costume contest. Even Super Grover from Sesame Street swooped in for the contest.

 

Debriefing: Movie Outings—Various Lagrange members went to see the new Avengers movie and also Solo. Had a nice time and liked both films. Solo was a good old-fashioned adventure film.

 

Debriefing: Cuyahoga Falls Memorial Day Parade—Very hot morning but we survived it –mostly. Found cool places to hang out until the parade started, such as in First Watch restaurant and Giant Eagle grocery store for breakfast and other refreshments.

A slight hiccup occurred when the parade people had neglected to tell the police to put up their barricades so that the big floats could get through. That had to be rectified when our shuttlecraft almost did not make it around the corner.

Larry’s grand-kids joined us in the shuttlecraft (Charley and Ella) and did a good job.

Karlene drove, Larry and Ted walked it, and Nancy, Judy, Mike, Kevin, and the kids baked in the shuttle. Ted high-fived it all down the route while waving a Vulcan Hand Salute oven mitt.

Saw lots of family and friends along the way. Nancy’s niece, Emily, was in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Alumni band.

Saw other good units, including one horse group that appeared at the Kentucky Derby. They dress in 19th-century garb and were so good that they won the Best of Parade award.

The F-16s from Toledo almost missed the parade with their flyover, but they did make it eventually.

Ended with the annual ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery. The theme this year was Vietnam and the grand marshall, Lawrence McKay, spoke on his experiences during that war. The ceremony included some good music as well. Karlene presented our wreath.

Lagrange Won First Place in Novelty Category !

(pictures were shared. See attachment)

 

Pop Culture Fest, June 2nd on Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls. See above in convention listings. Some of us will be going to see how this turns out.

 

Future Movie Outings ? Dr. Who Genesis of the Daleks will be at the Cinenmark in Cuyahoga Falls on Monday, June 11th. Is complete with an introduction by Tom Baker. Also, July 6th is the premiere weekend for Antman and Wasp Woman. Sounds like fun. What does everyone think?

 

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con. June 24th. We will be doing our Food Bank table. See above in Convention Listings. Also check them out for other July convention events.

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. 6:30. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season.

 

Picnic is September 2nd. Noon. Lake Front Dr and Chesterfield on Portage Lakes. Will eat and commune for a couple of hours and then we will see if we will have our annual 3-Hour Tour pontoon boat trip on Portage Lakes.

 

William Shatner Tour comes to the Akron Civic Theatre. September 23rd at 5. Tickets start at $50. Discounts can be found through Groupon and Living Social e-mail discount services. Also there is a small discount on the tour’s website. Nancy, Judy, Sherry, and Ted will be there. Ted is getting a VIP pass, which can only be purchased through Ticketmaster. They will show Wrath of Khan followed by a Q&A session. The VIPS get autographs, photos and a special patch.

Will forward a special email to Lagrange people about that discount. Here is the website: http://williamshatnertour.com/

 

October 12-14. This is a weekend of dilemnas. Both Ghoulardifest and the introduction of a Supernatural convention are in Northeast Ohio at this time.

We have emailed Creation Con who is running the Supernatural event to see if they want us to do a charity table there because this is called The Giving Back Tour. They raise money for a specific local charity at each location. This charity is Family Promise to help homeless families. https://www.creationent.com/cal/supernatural_cleveland.htm

The club pretty much decided to focus on Supernatural instead of GhoulardiFest. Some of the reasons are that the bigger con will be more exciting and also we want to welcome back Creation Cons to Northeast Ohio. GhoulardiFest has problems in that they are moving back to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and want to split the activities up into separate buildings. Could hurt vendors and our chances of raising money. http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

More info to follow.

 

DeBord Halloween Party? No dates found yet online. Can only hope that is not the same weekend as the events listed above.

 

USS Lagrange Anniversary Party October 20th at On Tap on Portage Lakes 5:00. Liked this place last year.

 

Mike Savene’s Akron Comic Con Goodyear Gym, downtown Akron. First weekend in November.

 

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Received announcements of annual awards .

--Starfleet Academy is re-doing their website.

--Ruth Lane was elected to another term of Starfleet Region One Commander.

--Lagrange’s “Captain”, Nancy Milford, was promoted to the rank of Commodore at the Region One Summit. No pay raise goes with that honor.

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Nancy and Ted have finished kitchen renovation .

--Shared pictures of Nancy watching and celebrating Royal Wedding.

--Sarah Pavolko paid a visit to Nancy and Ted’s house. We can report that she is doing very well and has a new home and job in Richfield. She is working full time at the horse stables there.

--Shared pictures of Nancy and Ted’s grand-nephew, Noah (who is a member of Lagrange)

--Jason and Larry shared a video called Chris Pratt—My Dinosaur is My Service Animal. Very funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7HFXgyTya0

---Talked about Lost in Space, Deadpool 2, The Expanse series. Also James Cameron’s show about his history of science fiction. Our friend, Mark Dawidziak, was one of those interviewed.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail June 26th at 7:00.

 

 

 

 

USS Lagrange News April 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 2, 2018 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes April 24, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Jon Dodson, Kevin Sain, Sean Patterson.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $226.84.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). One coming in Akron this weekend May 5-6 . Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. https://www.oddmall.info/emporium-of-the-weird/

Another one will be a more casual event in partnership with the Rubber City Pop Culture Fest (which has cancelled their event in May). That will be in Cuyahoga Falls at Falls River Center on Front Street. The date for that is June 2 and will be part of the festivities surrounding the opening up of that street. They will have lots going on and yet another parade Lagrange may help with the events part. More info to follow. http://www.oddmall.info/uncategorized/oddmall-and-altered-realm-radio-present-river-city-pop-culture-fest/

Wizard World in Columbus June 8-10. Jason Momoa has cancelled out again !. May still be one to watch for though. They will be announcing more guests, but have a decent line-up nonetheless. https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con June 24th. We will have a Food Bank table here. Ted is already gathering items from the movie theatres as thank you gifts, etc. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9&date=139

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting, with more to come. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Business:

Debriefing: Steel City Con April 13-15. Ted, Nancy and Karlene attended.

Met Bruce Dern who lots of good stories about his westerns, Alfred Hitchcock and Silent Running. Also Terry Farrell (Dax in Deep Space 9) who has recently married her “dream husband”—Adam Nimoy ! Karlene was a special fan of Terry.

Also said hello to Michael Dorn, Annabeth Gish (X-Files)and Brenda Strong (Supergirl). Brenda was in a ST:NG episode. Nancy talked to Annabeth about a series called The Bridge.

Ted spoke with Alice Cooper. They particularly discussed Alice playing Herod in the recent TV production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Apparently lots of surprises during that live broadcast.

We all met Ian McDiarmid who plays the Emperor in Star Wars. Nancy also talked to him about a TV movie that he made about a Welsh writer which starred Anthony Hopkins. She quoted some of his lines, which he applauded. Then…..as Ted was getting an autographed photo for niece, Emily, she called him on the phone. Ian proceded to take the phone from Ted and spoke to Emily in his Emperor voice. He is now deaf in that ear from Emily screaming in joy. His managers said that he never does things like that for people.

 

Movie Outings

Avengers: Infinity War –already attended in April by Ted, Nancy, Karlene, and Kevin at the Highland Theatre. While there, Ted talked to them about more posters and theatre seats for the Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival.

Action Needed ! Solo: Starts the weekend of May 24th. Let us know if you are interested and vote for what theatre, date and time.

 

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls, May 28th,step-off is 9:00. Cemetery presentation and program at 11 in Oakwood Cemetery. The theme is the 50th anniversary of the 1968 escalation of fighting in Vietnam. Still thinking about how to honor this event with decorations. George Takei in Green Berets?

http://www.cityofcf.com/activity/memorial-day-parade-ceremony

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season.

 

?Picnic ?

Note: We have been added to the club list on Celestial Attic’s website. A place for weekly reporting of “geeky offerings”. Who knows who we will hear from because of this ! Could be good for us. https://celestialattic.wordpress.com/about/

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Scholarship Awards

--New Starfleet Manager of Human Resources

--Several job openings in the office of Starfleet’s Vice-Commander

--New Director of Starfleet Marketing and Branding

--Currently in the middle of another election for Commander of Region One. Ruth Lane is once again in the running. Also, Steve Parmley is saying that he will re-do Region One’s website if elected.

--Treasury Report of Region One was sent out

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Nancy and Ted are undergoing a kitchen renovation . They are also dealing with various family illnesses and the death of Nancy’s father. Thanks yous to Larry, Bob and Julie for coming to the calling hours. Larry enjoyed all of the ham radio cards and objects. Also, it turned out that our officiant is a friend of Jon’s. Both Hudson pastors. Nancy has a lot of sci-fi-loving relatives.

--Thoughts and prayers for Mike and Debbie Witherby with their difficult health issues.

-- Talked about Lost in Space and NCIS series. Also James Cameron’s new show about his history of science fiction and we discussed his movies like Avatar.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail May 29th at 7:00. Will be doing a lot of planning for events coming up soon afterwards.

 

 

 


USS Lagrange News April 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on May 2, 2018 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes April 24, 2018,

Rocco’s Pizza Dining Room, Cuyahoga Falls

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Jason Kyer, Jon Dodson, Kevin Sain, Sean Patterson.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $226.84.

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). One coming in Akron this weekend May 5-6 . Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. https://www.oddmall.info/emporium-of-the-weird/

Another one will be a more casual event in partnership with the Rubber City Pop Culture Fest (which has cancelled their event in May). That will be in Cuyahoga Falls at Falls River Center on Front Street. The date for that is June 2 and will be part of the festivities surrounding the opening up of that street. They will have lots going on and yet another parade Lagrange may help with the events part. More info to follow. http://www.oddmall.info/uncategorized/oddmall-and-altered-realm-radio-present-river-city-pop-culture-fest/

Wizard World in Columbus June 8-10. Jason Momoa has cancelled out again !. May still be one to watch for though. They will be announcing more guests, but have a decent line-up nonetheless. https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/columbus

Jeff Harper’s Akron Canton Comic Con June 24th. We will have a Food Bank table here. Ted is already gathering items from the movie theatres as thank you gifts, etc. http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php?show=9&date=139

Steel City Con August 10-12 in Monroeville PA. Lagrange members will just attend for fun. Already announced guests sound interesting, with more to come. https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

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Business:

Debriefing: Steel City Con April 13-15. Ted, Nancy and Karlene attended.

Met Bruce Dern who lots of good stories about his westerns, Alfred Hitchcock and Silent Running. Also Terry Farrell (Dax in Deep Space 9) who has recently married her “dream husband”—Adam Nimoy ! Karlene was a special fan of Terry.

Also said hello to Michael Dorn, Annabeth Gish (X-Files)and Brenda Strong (Supergirl). Brenda was in a ST:NG episode. Nancy talked to Annabeth about a series called The Bridge.

Ted spoke with Alice Cooper. They particularly discussed Alice playing Herod in the recent TV production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Apparently lots of surprises during that live broadcast.

We all met Ian McDiarmid who plays the Emperor in Star Wars. Nancy also talked to him about a TV movie that he made about a Welsh writer which starred Anthony Hopkins. She quoted some of his lines, which he applauded. Then…..as Ted was getting an autographed photo for niece, Emily, she called him on the phone. Ian proceded to take the phone from Ted and spoke to Emily in his Emperor voice. He is now deaf in that ear from Emily screaming in joy. His managers said that he never does things like that for people.

 

Movie Outings

Avengers: Infinity War –already attended in April by Ted, Nancy, Karlene, and Kevin at the Highland Theatre. While there, Ted talked to them about more posters and theatre seats for the Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival.

Action Needed ! Solo: Starts the weekend of May 24th. Let us know if you are interested and vote for what theatre, date and time.

 

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls, May 28th,step-off is 9:00. Cemetery presentation and program at 11 in Oakwood Cemetery. The theme is the 50th anniversary of the 1968 escalation of fighting in Vietnam. Still thinking about how to honor this event with decorations. George Takei in Green Berets?

http://www.cityofcf.com/activity/memorial-day-parade-ceremony

 

Annual Bowl-a-thon for Food Bank. Jed Nota Lanes. August 24th. Will have flyer sent out in email for members to print out and distribute soon. Hoping to catch some of the bowlers at the beginning of their season.

 

?Picnic ?

Note: We have been added to the club list on Celestial Attic’s website. A place for weekly reporting of “geeky offerings”. Who knows who we will hear from because of this ! Could be good for us. https://celestialattic.wordpress.com/about/

 

Starfleet News (will forward emails about these below topics)

--Scholarship Awards

--New Starfleet Manager of Human Resources

--Several job openings in the office of Starfleet’s Vice-Commander

--New Director of Starfleet Marketing and Branding

--Currently in the middle of another election for Commander of Region One. Ruth Lane is once again in the running. Also, Steve Parmley is saying that he will re-do Region One’s website if elected.

--Treasury Report of Region One was sent out

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be August 10-12 at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Nancy and Ted are undergoing a kitchen renovation . They are also dealing with various family illnesses and the death of Nancy’s father. Thanks yous to Larry, Bob and Julie for coming to the calling hours. Larry enjoyed all of the ham radio cards and objects. Also, it turned out that our officiant is a friend of Jon’s. Both Hudson pastors. Nancy has a lot of sci-fi-loving relatives.

--Thoughts and prayers for Mike and Debbie Witherby with their difficult health issues.

-- Talked about Lost in Space and NCIS series. Also James Cameron’s new show about his history of science fiction and we discussed his movies like Avatar.

 

Next Meeting: Rocco’s Pizza on Portage Trail May 29th at 7:00. Will be doing a lot of planning for events coming up soon afterwards.

 

 

 


USS Lagrange News January 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on February 7, 2018 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes January 30th, 2018, Rocco’s Pizza

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Mike Balough, Judy Mosser, Jason Kyer, Jon Dodson.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $163.84.

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). New website. They have an upcoming one in Canton on February 17-18. Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. http://oddmall.info/ohio/

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Business:

Debriefing: HolidayParty at Judy Mosser’s House

• Talosian action figure was won by Gary Kruger in the gift exchange game. He (the Talosian) then briefly took his place in the Nativity scene, per tradition

• Lots of good food. Good job everyone

• Jon brought his little daughter, Ellen, who was delighted in their winning a giant box of chocolates

• Discussed Starfleet News

• Watched the entire first season of Star Trek: Discovery on Judy’s big screen TV. Lots of discussion, which still continued into January’s meeting

• A round of applause at the meeting for Judy’s hospitality. Shared pictures (see attached).

 

Wizard World, Cleveland. March 2-4 Participating members at our Food Bank Table are: Nancy, Ted, Karlene, Judy (and family?), Erik Keenan? (and family?), Jon Dodson, Jason Kyer. Other friends and family members will be in attendance as well.

As stated, we will be raising money for the Cleveland Food Bank. A few free weekend passes and some half-price passes for those working the event. Groupon and other email discount opportunities may be helpful for those who have financial issues. Can be a very good deal.

Major celebrities, such as Jason Momoa, David Tennant, and Stan Lee, will be among the many guests. Excellent cosplay.

We discussed hotels such as the attached Hilton Hotel and the nearby Drury. Also nearby is The Westin.

Note: this is Oscar weekend, just to add an extra bit of excitement. Let us know if you are interested in participating, or just plain going for fun.

We are also finding places to publicize this great event with posters and info cards. If you can help with this, let us know. We help Wizard World, Wizard World helps us.

https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland

Steel City Con in Monroeville Pennsylvania, April 13-15 Ted, Nancy and Karlene, and Judy will make this journey to see Terry Ferrell, Michael Dorn, Bruce Dern, Annabeth Gish, William Katt, Barbara Eden, and from Star Wars, Ian McDiarmid, the Emperor himself.

Another just-for-fun trip.

https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls, May 28th,step-off is 9:00. More info to follow, but we have received the paperwork for this.

 

Future Polka King or Queen? Ted, Karlene, and Nancy had a “closed” session (a little discussion on the side) about this. Stay tuned.

Starfleet News

--Robert Westfall, commander of Starfleet, is stepping down. Here we go again..

---Already controversy over who is eligible to be appointed for the new second-in-command

--Still looking for a new Recruiting and Retention Officer for our Region One

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be in August at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Reminded the gentlemen, that Valentine’s Day was coming up. Sisters and mothers need some chocolate too !

--Nancy and Ted are undergoing a kitchen renovation in the near future. They are also dealing with various family illnesses.

--Found out about one of Jason’s past girlfriends. That rascal !

--Found homes for a couple of Dreama’s hand-made Vulcan harps.

--Lots of good discussion of Oscar nominees (Shape of Water is science fiction and is not strange to us, though it seems to be for entertainment reporters) and also new TV series such as Black Lightning.

--Also good talk about Star Trek buzz. John Cho is rumored to be interested in Star Trek: Discovery. Doug Jones of that series is the star of Shape of Water, by the way, as are some Stargate and Forever Knight actors. Of major interest was Quentin Tarantino possibly directing the next movie and it being rated R. Bizarre, but strangely fascinating.

--Shared past captain, Steve Stein and his wife’s, Christmas photo and card.

--Mike Balough is having some health issues again. Keep him in thoughts and prayers.

 

--Late Exciting News ! Barbara Buffington (past Lagrange member) has invited us to her ship, Ohio, and their 20th Anniversary Party ! It is February 10th at 2:00 at a yummy Italian restaurant in Barberton called Angie’s. Please RSVP (let her know if you can come (or not) at [email protected]

 

Next meeting is February 27th at Rocco’s. Not sure if we will have a fun annual event during this or not…but come and find out ! Also, this will be the last chance for us to plan for Wizard World.

 


USS Lagrange News January 2018

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on February 7, 2018 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes January 30th, 2018, Rocco’s Pizza

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Mike Balough, Judy Mosser, Jason Kyer, Jon Dodson.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $163.84.

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). New website. They have an upcoming one in Canton on February 17-18. Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. http://oddmall.info/ohio/

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Business:

Debriefing: HolidayParty at Judy Mosser’s House

• Talosian action figure was won by Gary Kruger in the gift exchange game. He (the Talosian) then briefly took his place in the Nativity scene, per tradition

• Lots of good food. Good job everyone

• Jon brought his little daughter, Ellen, who was delighted in their winning a giant box of chocolates

• Discussed Starfleet News

• Watched the entire first season of Star Trek: Discovery on Judy’s big screen TV. Lots of discussion, which still continued into January’s meeting

• A round of applause at the meeting for Judy’s hospitality. Shared pictures (see attached).

 

Wizard World, Cleveland. March 2-4 Participating members at our Food Bank Table are: Nancy, Ted, Karlene, Judy (and family?), Erik Keenan? (and family?), Jon Dodson, Jason Kyer. Other friends and family members will be in attendance as well.

As stated, we will be raising money for the Cleveland Food Bank. A few free weekend passes and some half-price passes for those working the event. Groupon and other email discount opportunities may be helpful for those who have financial issues. Can be a very good deal.

Major celebrities, such as Jason Momoa, David Tennant, and Stan Lee, will be among the many guests. Excellent cosplay.

We discussed hotels such as the attached Hilton Hotel and the nearby Drury. Also nearby is The Westin.

Note: this is Oscar weekend, just to add an extra bit of excitement. Let us know if you are interested in participating, or just plain going for fun.

We are also finding places to publicize this great event with posters and info cards. If you can help with this, let us know. We help Wizard World, Wizard World helps us.

https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland

Steel City Con in Monroeville Pennsylvania, April 13-15 Ted, Nancy and Karlene, and Judy will make this journey to see Terry Ferrell, Michael Dorn, Bruce Dern, Annabeth Gish, William Katt, Barbara Eden, and from Star Wars, Ian McDiarmid, the Emperor himself.

Another just-for-fun trip.

https://www.steelcitycon.com/

 

Memorial Day Parade in Cuyahoga Falls, May 28th,step-off is 9:00. More info to follow, but we have received the paperwork for this.

 

Future Polka King or Queen? Ted, Karlene, and Nancy had a “closed” session (a little discussion on the side) about this. Stay tuned.

Starfleet News

--Robert Westfall, commander of Starfleet, is stepping down. Here we go again..

---Already controversy over who is eligible to be appointed for the new second-in-command

--Still looking for a new Recruiting and Retention Officer for our Region One

--Starfleet’s International Conference will be in August at the Mall of America. http://www.ic2018.org/

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Reminded the gentlemen, that Valentine’s Day was coming up. Sisters and mothers need some chocolate too !

--Nancy and Ted are undergoing a kitchen renovation in the near future. They are also dealing with various family illnesses.

--Found out about one of Jason’s past girlfriends. That rascal !

--Found homes for a couple of Dreama’s hand-made Vulcan harps.

--Lots of good discussion of Oscar nominees (Shape of Water is science fiction and is not strange to us, though it seems to be for entertainment reporters) and also new TV series such as Black Lightning.

--Also good talk about Star Trek buzz. John Cho is rumored to be interested in Star Trek: Discovery. Doug Jones of that series is the star of Shape of Water, by the way, as are some Stargate and Forever Knight actors. Of major interest was Quentin Tarantino possibly directing the next movie and it being rated R. Bizarre, but strangely fascinating.

--Shared past captain, Steve Stein and his wife’s, Christmas photo and card.

--Mike Balough is having some health issues again. Keep him in thoughts and prayers.

 

--Late Exciting News ! Barbara Buffington (past Lagrange member) has invited us to her ship, Ohio, and their 20th Anniversary Party ! It is February 10th at 2:00 at a yummy Italian restaurant in Barberton called Angie’s. Please RSVP (let her know if you can come (or not) at [email protected]

 

Next meeting is February 27th at Rocco’s. Not sure if we will have a fun annual event during this or not…but come and find out ! Also, this will be the last chance for us to plan for Wizard World.

 


USS Lagrange News November 2017

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on November 30, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes November 28th, 2017, Rocco’s Pizza

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Mike Balough, Judy Mosser, Jason Kyer, Larry Brainerd, Jon Dodson, Kevin Sain.

 

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $906.36. The balance has funds from three Food Bank fundraising events and from dues. As an interesting twist, this was written out on a paper plate, as the checkbook had been left at home.

An email thank you from Dan Flowers, head of the Akron Food Bank, was presented.

“We love all your club and so, so appreciate your support! Hope you’ll tell my friends at Lagrange I said thanks and Merry Christmas! Dan “

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Steel City Con December 8-10, Monroeville PA.

https://www.steelcitycon.com/

Jim & Dan Promotions: Comic & Toy Show: December 3 in Dayton Ohio http://www.jimdancomics.com/

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. http://oddmall.info/ohio/

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Business:

 

Debriefing: Anniversary Party/Meeting October 21 at Portage Lakes, On Tap

There were beautiful views of the lake on a beautiful autumn day. We had door prizes, which were well received and Judy brought a delicious cake. As usual, it was in “Starfleet” blue, so we all had blue tongues and lips afterwards. For entertainment, Julie Washington fitted Ted in his Kylo Ren costume. She is a genius ! Members that we don’t usually get to see (Julie Washington, Bob Swiger and Cindy Clark) were there and that was great. Nancy and Cindy were able to have long conversations about their mutual interests (English actors, vampires, bookstores, etc.). We were upstairs, which probably just as well for the other costumers.

Debriefing of GhoulardiFest: This was the last weekend in October in Parma. NostaliaFest for Cleveland TV celebrities. We had a food bank table and raised $234.50 for the Cleveland Food Bank. Some of these locally famous people were Dick Goddard, Robin Swoboda and even a former Cleveland mayor. Hoolihan came up from Florida once again and reported, as only a weatherman can do, about the hurricane. Emmy-award-winning writer, Dan O’Shannon, was with the convention once again too. He is now writing for Superior Donuts and says that those are real pastries on the set, which provide too much temptation.

Other points of interest was a roving Santa who gave some really tight hugs and also Karlene protested the over-heated room by over-heating herself. It seems that equally hot paramedics came to her rescue.

 

DeBriefing of Akron Comic Con. First weekend in November at downtown Akron convention center: Nancy, Ted, Karlene, Judy,Mike, and Larry worked hard to raise more money for the Akron Food Bank. Very good costumes and some good shopping. Next year, it will be the same weekend, but at the Goodyear Gym.

 

Debriefing of Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival: Our club’s tree, “Merry Movie Christmas: Guardians of Noel” went for $1000 to the Fisher family. Judy and Sherry’s tree, “X-wings and Enterprises” went for $675 to a lady named Rachel Hunter. The decorating day was a long one and very cold for those of us near the loading dock. Ted, Judy, and Sherry volunteered for the Friday Gala Preview, while Karlene went that night as a guest. All brought home left-over goodies from the dessert table. Sherry got her picture taken by the Beacon Journal. Karlene sat down for a minute and found herself being chatted up by a handsome doctor. Good going Karlene !

For next year, it was decided that since we got off to such a slow start, we should make it there all in one trip and some of the tricky lighting should be simplified.

Theatre seats for next year will either be the remaining ones from the Linda Theatre or possibly even ones from the Falls Theatre.

 

Steel City Con in Monroeville Pennsylvania. Ted, Nancy and Karlene will make this journey to see Richard Dreyfuss, Barbara Hershey, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, and also the now grown-up kids from Christmas Story movie and from Happy Days, among many other exciting guests. This is just for fun, though we did talk to some Starfleet Renegade ship members at the Akron Comic Con about joining forces at this convention or at Wizard World to raise money for charity. See above link for more info.

 

Movie Outing to see the new Star Wars Movie. Saturday, December 16th at Cuyahoga Falls Cinemark. 3:45 XD Theatre matinee. Planned this during the meeting.

 

Lagrange Holiday Party Saturday, January 7th, 2018, 3:00 at Judy’s House Usual traditions. Bring some food. Judy is providing some sort of meat dish. Green beans may already have been claimed. Just cart along something that you think is tasty to share. We will also have the gift exchange game. It should be something under $10 and at least, “like-new” condition. Should be something that either a woman or a man might like and should not have a tag. We are hoping that the annual gag gift, our beloved Talosian action figure, has not actually been microwaved as Larry said. Let’s cross our fingers that our favorite plastic alien is intact and will make an appearance. Judy is promising a secret special video presentation.

 

Wizard World Cleveland, March 2-4 2018 at the Convention Center.

We have a new contact person who has sent word that we have a table. Going with that is are a some full passes, and the possibility of some half-price passes. Also, you volunteer for them at some promotional events, that is another way to get a full weekend pass. Other ways are good deals through Groupon and Living Social. Subscribe to get their email, and watch for more information closer to the time.

This convention has some exciting guests already planned. We will be doing a Food Bank table.

https://wizardworld.com/comiccon/cleveland

 

Launch Party Discussions. Jason is in charge of this, whenever he gets word on when this Mars launch will actually happen, he will contact On Tap, or another location, to get a room to watch this important historic event.

 

Starfleet News

--Starfleet’s Communique has the end-of-year issue in the works. January 8th is the deadline for the next issue. Remember, this will probably be an electronic version only.

--David Kling is the new person in charge of Region One’s Newsletter

--Region One Ops officer has resigned

--Now that memberships are going to be mostly electronic, they have established a new membership certificate that can be printed out.

--Starfleet member has created a comedy short video about Red Shirts. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY6tG3m6_SM&t=7s

--Sal Lizard and others reported on the passing of Marlene Miller. Marlene was part of Lagrange for several years. https://www.afterlife.co/us/obituary-campbell-marlene-miller-6342558

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Caught up with each other’s news. Jon’s daughter Ellen hurt his ankle and had to go to the hospital. Didn’t seem to phase this little girl. -- Nancy and Ted’s grand-nephew, Noah, went on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad’s Polar Express with his parents. They met up with Larry there. --- Nancy went to California for her uncle’s funeral. ---Ted’s brother has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Treatments will start in January. --- Larry and Cathie’s dog, Abby, passed away at a very young age.

--Kept up with the annual tradition of watching Rudolph-the-Red-Nosed Reindeer together.

Next meetings are the Holiday Party at Judy’s, then the last Tuesday in January at Rocco’s. Do not go to Rocco’s in December.

 

 

 


USS Lagrange News September 2017

Posted by Erik "the red...shirt" on September 28, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (4)

USS Lagrange News/Minutes September 26th, 2017, Rocco’s Pizza

In attendance: Nancy Milford, Ted Bronko, Karlene Lewallen, Mike Balough, Judy Mosser, Jason Kyer, Larry Brainerd, Jon Dodson, Kevin Sain, Gail Cross and Vicky Wallis.

Brief appearances of Mel, Tiana, and Justin.

Submitted by Nancy Milford

In Treasury: Balance this month is $100.84.

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Convention Alert –Upcoming Conventions !!

Steel City Con December 8-10, Monroeville PA.

https://www.steelcitycon.com/

Jim & Dan Promotions: Comic & Toy Show: December 3 in Dayton Ohio http://www.jimdancomics.com/

Blurrie Con in Erie Pa, October 13-15 http://blurriecon.com/

 

More Jeff Harper Comic Book Conventions: Buckeye Comic Con in Columbus Nov. 19), Cleveland Comics, Cards & Nostalgia Festival in Fairview Park (October 8) http://www.harpercomics.com/conventions.php

Oddmalls (several locations and dates). Free. Arts, crafts, collectibles, costumes, live music. Fun. http://oddmall.info/ohio/

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Hellos and Introductions to Gail and Vicky.

They both live in the Summit Ridge Apartments with Karlene. Also, Gail knows Ted’s brother from church and is a childhood friend of our third “captain”, Tim Gillespie. We were told that somehow Tim taught Gail how to fall down steps. Must be an interesting story behind that.

Very glad to have them with us for the meeting and hopefully for many future meetings and events.

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Business:

 

Debriefing: Bruce Campbell at Crocker Park in Westlake for booksigning. August 28th. Ted and Nancy attended this event. Many long lines, but also many fine shops and restaurants. When Nancy asked the newly trim Bruce Campbell to tell Ted to wear a nice Hawaiian shirt as he was wearing, Mr. Campbell said, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Husband”. Nancy is very grateful to have the ladies of Lagrange to assist her in that endeavor. Mr. Campbell was his usual jovial and humorous self and his new book does look very good. (see Pictures)

Debriefing of Labor Day Barberton Parade: As usual, had a nice time visiting Hodges Hamburgers before the parade. Had their traditional burgers for breakfast and enjoyed their sexy girl and boy posters in their restrooms. It was a relief to us to be early in the parade, though the weather was moderate for a change.

Larry the Klingon chatted up young ladies along the route and threatened the officials on the reviewing stand for fun. He also brought his two adorable grandchildren to ride in the float. Gary the Klingon did a good job leading us out on his motorcycle. None of us wound up in Lake Anna thanks to him. Mel and DeeDee’s family contributed two more cute kids and an entire family in excellent costumes. (see pictures). All of this brought us a second place trophy in The Most Unusual category. During the meeting, this trophy that was mercifully taken from Nancy’s house, was presented to Mel, Justin and Tiana. Also distributed to them were 8 shiny purple and silver medals for their good work. Later, Ted gave out medals to all of the parade participants.

 

DeBriefing of Akron Rubber Ducks “Harry Potter” night: Nancy, Ted, Karlene, and Mike had a behind-the-scenes tour thanks to Ted winning tickets at Rubber City Pop Culture Fest. So on this Labor Day weekend, an interesting tour was given, which included the broadcast booth and VIP party areas. Unfortunately, we saw again (from when we were part of the Star Trek vs. Star Wars night a few years ago) the abysmal dugouts with insulation hanging from the ceiling and filthy restrooms for the poor players. We expressed to our very young tour guide that that should be changed. However, it was interesting to hear about how they had fixed it so that the dugout was not flooded every year. Apparently, when the field was first built in downtown Akron, the old buildings were not completely demolished. That caused water to come rushing in during rainy nights.

Ted threw out the first pitch and looked good doing it. He and Nancy also went down onto the field for autographs after he had won a game-worn shirt for charity.

The Harry Potter music during the fireworks was great too. (see pictures)

 

Movie Debriefings: Ted, Judy and others went to see Wrath of Khan on the big screen. It had some restored scenes , such as Scotty’s nephew and more of Saavik. Also Mr. Shatner was interviewed before the movie and he reminisced about seeing Ricardo Montalban on Broadway. Nancy and Ted also went to see Kingsman: The Golden Circle at the local theatre. It starred Colin Firth and Jeff Bridges (who looked a lot better without his beard), Channing Tatum (who danced a bit) and Julianne Moore. Also featured was Elton John and a lot of his music, as well as many John Denver tunes. Then there were some cute dogs. Excellent actions scenes throughout London kept the movie going too. It led the box office its opening weekend.

 

Debriefing of Oddmall at Derby Downs: Sept. 17th, Ted and Nancy attended Oddmall a new location. Fun to watch the little airplanes take off and to be near the air dome too. Not very big attendance, but there were some good vendors, including the family of friend-of-the club, Bart Sullivan. Saw some people we knew and chatted, but the weather was pretty hot. After a good lunch from the food trucks, had to leave because of the heat. Did see an abbreviated costume contest though. This is a nice free event that has artists, sci-fi fans, and musicians for attendees to enjoy meeting. There will a big one in Toledo around Halloween (see above for a link).

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Claude DeBord Halloween Party Oct. 14 at Lock 3, Downtown Akron. 12-10. The club decided to a Food Bank/ information table. This could be a really cool one this time due to the new location. Little worried about shelter if weather turns bad though, but Judy volunteered a canopy in case we need it.

We will close down our table around 5 or 6.

https://www.debordhalloweenfestival.com/

 

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival Decorators’ Breakfast Oct. 18, 8:30 at Fairlawn Country Club. We have three people going. If anyone else wants to join us for some really good food…let us know. It will be $10. This is the last time that we can change anything on our contract.

 

Lagrange Anniversary Party. Oct. 21, at On Tap on Portage Lakes. 3:00. This will be the meeting for March. Do not go to Roccos !

http://ontapgrille.com/location/portage-lakes/?page=menu

 

GhoulardiFest Halloween Oct. 27-29 Weekend in Parma. We may be mainly focusing on Friday and Saturday for this, since it will only be a half-day on Sunday.

http://www.theghoulardifest.com/

Akron Comic Con November, Convention Hall, November 5-6. Will have another Food Bank table, especially since the Food Bank will be the official charity of this event. Will be trying to do more publicity and we will be working more closely with the Food Bank and with the convention on this.

We also have a Wizard World poster with lots of autographs that we hope to auction off during this weekend. We want to do all that we can for Mike Savene, the convention runner. His wife is sick and that convention hall is not cheap.

This is a prestigious comic con convention and they have good guests of artists and writers, including some TV personalities. https://www.facebook.com/akroncomicon/

Akron Childrens’ Hospital Tree Festival. We have thought of a name: “Merry Movie Christmas: Guardians of Noel” (to tie in with the Guardians of the Galaxy movie out this year). We have some nice autographs and other merchandise to go underneath it now.

Judy is also going to do a tree to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: Next Generation and also the 40th anniversary of Star Wars (and to get some of the excess Christmas Trees out of her basement). The name of her tree is “X-Wings and Enterprises”. Thank you to Jon Dodson for the name.

We will have two blue theatre seats from Olmsted Falls Masonic Lodge this year. Our source for those will also be giving us some old movie trailer film rolls and even a clock made out of a film roll. We also have the usual wonderful Hallmark ornaments. Some of our theatre friends have donated movie posters and we have a large cardboard “Guardians” display unit from Dairy Queen.

Decorating Day is Tues. Nov. 14th 10 to 5 and the Friday Fund-raising Fancy Preview Gala Event is Nov. 17th. Ted, Judy and Sherry will volunteer on Friday (and bring back yummy leftovers). If you want to attend just for the dessert portion of the night, that is fairly affordable. Ted is working with Julie Washington on his costume as Kylo Ren from Star Wars. https://www.akronchildrens.org/cms/holiday_tree_festival/

 

Lagrange Holiday Party January 7th, 2018, 3:00 at Judy’s House

 

Starfleet News

--Starfleet’s Communique has the end-of-year issue in the works. January 8th is the deadline for the next issue. Remember, this will probably be an electronic version only.

--Kevin Plummer has resigned from the thankless job of putting out the online Region One Channel One newsletter. Very difficult to get submissions. Will send an email, though, if anyone should want to take on this challenging task.

--------------------------The Rest of the Meeting:

-- Caught up with each other’s news, in particular Jon Dodson. Jon’s older brother passed away and Jon joined his family for a week in California where his brother had lived. Jon’s brother, David, was only 41 and was the one who got Jon interested in anything geeky. Jon recounted a convention story where they had all met Kenny Baker. Brighter news is that Jon’s little daughter, Ellen, will turn 2 next month. Sounds like she is more Shatner-like, than Vulcan. She doesn’t like to go to bed and has a talent for throwing her food around. They have a proper little diva in their house.

--Jason gave a mini science report about Elon Musk making an announcement about his plans to get humans on Mars. See separate e-mail on that.

--Munched on delicious sheet pizza (provided for all of the special things happening in the club and Trek) while we discussed the new Star Trek series.

----The main gist of the discussion was that people were not happy and a bit confused about the new look of the Klingons. Inconsistences were pointed out as well.

-----No one was happy that the show was being streamed and that we had to pay to watch it. CBS Access on Android devices did not work for one member who tried that. CBS on U-Verse had very low volume to add another layer of frustration. One club member suggested that we watch Orville instead.

-----Did like the cast members and the Vulcan part of the story. James Frain is always good. Michelle Yeoh and Jason Isaacs can always be counted on for good acting. Costumes were appreciated, with an eye towards what we can adapt for ourselves.

Next meeting is Saturday, October 21st , at On Tap on Portage Lakes. 3:00

Do not go to Rocco’s in October !

 

 

 



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